So it passed. 217-213-1, the death sentence for millions of people passed the House today. It now moves on to the Senate. What will happen there? It makes me ill to even think about.
That cases and cases of beer being wheeled into the Capitol have been spotted by reporters is mind boggling. These reprobates, who have conveniently exempted themselves from losing the coverages they are taking from others, are literally going to celebrate.
They are going to celebrate like drunken frat boys in Cabo who have seen their first tit.
Watching their glee, reading the masturbatory Tweets of those who support them and this bill, I have one question:
WHAT THE EVER LOVING FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU???
Indelicate, rhetorical question, but nonetheless the one that has lived on a loop in my mind, and in the minds of so many since the campaigns got underway and blatant racism, hatred, bigotry, misogyny, and phobias of all ilk started being elevated as righteous and right by conservatives. What happened today took that question to Pompeiian explosiveness.
Yes, yes, yes, I get the part that GOP legislators are somehow politically obligated to hate everything the black President touched. I also can Google and see immediately how many get money from insurance and pharmaceuticals companies. As for the dullardly cadre of Trump supporters? Their blind allegiance to party over country is legend.
But I cannot wrap my mind around how they think any of this is GOOD for the country. GOOD for citizens. How they laugh like hyenas at the mere thought of taking away protections from millions.
That is simply insane to me.
This notion that THEY will not be touched by these actions? Ok fine, again GOPers made sure to exempt themselves from losing those very important coverages, but the average citizen?
YOU, yes, you in the MAGA hat. What happened to your bleating ALL LIVES MATTER? Do you seriously think this will never touch your life? That your bootstraps will protect you from a life altering accident, or a life ending diagnosis? That you will never lose your job and need something from society? That your elderly parents won't fucking die? That your child is immune from a cancer diagnosis or a tumor eating away at their brain, or diabetes?
Here is a tragically laughable breakdown of the 11 states with pre-existing rates over 30% The eleven states with the highest percentages of pre-existing conditions. ALL ELEVEN WENT FOR TRUMP.
We are all made of the same fragile, frail stuff. We are biological gossamer. And as such, we are, from the moment we are born, breaking down. It is inevitable. And it does not matter what you do to make it better - you run, eat well, don't smoke, drink only on special occasions - you can still be diagnosed with a disease. Your child can still be born with a defect needing immediate intervention. Hell, they may just decide to debut early and need months of extreme NICU care.
Why in the hell do you act as if you are somehow exempt from bad things? Sorry, but your Fuck Your Feelings t-shirt is not some magical medical cloaking device. And quite frankly, those guts pulling at the letters of your Fuck Your Feelings t-shirt are going to compromise you eventually. What's your plan then? Think Trump will save your bankrupt, pus oozing ass when insurance won't touch you? Your girth IS a pre-existing condition. Oh, you cannot afford the hike in premiums your insurance company just imposed because your orange stained hero said they could? Sorry, but could you kindly move to the side and die out of sight, please. Your open lesions are unsightly.
I have written repeatedly that this past election was not about a difference in politics, it was about a difference in humanity. What better example of that do you need than what happened today?
Here is the breakdown for you, just so you know who to call when your intestine starts to ooze out your ass and no doctor will touch you.
I want you to remember those numbers. Remember that every Democrat in the House was trying to protect you, and every Republican was out to hurt you, your parents, your children. Yes, even that one cowardly vote abstainer was a Republican.
It is not rocket science to grasp why they rushed this vote before the CBO could weigh in on what it means in terms of costs, repercussions. It doesn't take a great mind to understand why they ran to vote without a care as to knowing the details. This is not about making your life better. It is about doing what they have attempted to do over 60 times now - erase the progress made by President Obama.
What is so broken inside them and their supporters that this takes precedence over trying to better the lives of our citizens, you know, what they were elected to do? Something is missing. Something is profoundly misshapen inside these people that they feel nothing as they cheer one another on in their march to strip over 24 million of health insurance; as they pat one another on the back as they watch people soon be unable to get, or if they can still get - AFFORD - insurance coverage because of some health battle they are currently fighting.
I will state this again - my dear friend is seriously planning having to leave the United States if this passes the Senate. Her entire life is a pre-existing condition. And she is not the only one having to investigate this as the option to the GOPer sanctioned death sentence. That people are literally ready to seek asylum from our government in another country in order to better their chances at surviving? That is the shameful place this "We're #1" country has come to.
I ask again - what the fuck is wrong with you?
Sadly, I suspect the answer is simple. Far too many with the pre-existing, terminal condition of UNCARING ASSHOLE.